Comparing the 2022 GLA and the 2022 BMW X1 Chicago, IL

March 14th, 2022 by

2022 GLA or 2022 X1

Which Compact Luxury SUV Is Best for you? 2022 GLA or 2022 X1

A compact SUV (or SAV as BMW would call it) is a great way to get exceptional capability features while maintaining agility and the ability to fit into tight spaces. Well-suited for suburban life and perfect if you frequent the city, a compact luxury SUV is the ideal vehicle for your lifestyle. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2022 BMW X1 fit the bill, but which is best for you? Let’s explore the features and see which aligns best with your wants and needs out of your new SUV. If you agree that the 2022 GLA is your best choice, stop in to Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park to drive home one for yourself.

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2022 GLA or 2022 X1

Luxury Features of the 2022 GLA & 2022 X1

The lavish accommodations of these vehicles are what distinguish them from other SUVs. Both vehicles come standard with automatic climate control, power front seats with driver-seat memory, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Available features for both include heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and enhanced interior lighting. Available on the GLA but not on the X1 are ventilated front seats, a feature that helps to keep you cool on those scorching summer days. The GLA is also available with adjustable rear seats, allowing them to be slid forward or backward to accommodate a wide range of seating and cargo needs. Learn more about a new 2022 GLA for sale at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park today.

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2022 GLA or 2022 X1

Safety Features of the 2022 GLA & 2022 X1

Your safety is of premium importance, and these premium SUVs offer a suite of features designed to help keep you safe on the road. Both offer intelligent features that can help take action against forward collisions, regulate downhill speed, and maintain traction in slippery conditions. Both also offer a suite of available safety features, but there is one you won’t find on the X1; available on the GLA, evasive steering assist can aid an evasive maneuver by calculating the correct steering force necessary to avoid a pedestrian collision. Additionally, the X1 comes standard with halogen headlights that pale in comparison to the GLA’s LED headlights. Schedule a test drive in a 2022 GLA at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park today!

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Performance Features of the 2022 GLA & 2022 X1

The BMW X1 does produce marginally more horsepower than the GLA (228 hp vs. the GLA’s 221 hp), but the GLA earns better fuel efficiency. In 2WD models, the GLA can get up to 34 highway mpg. Similar X1 models see up to 33 highway mpg. The discrepancy is strengthened in AWD models, the GLA getting up to 33 mpg on the highway, whereas the X1 only sees up to 31 mpg on the highway. Both vehicles are standard with 18-inch wheels, but the GLA’s tires are wider to complement its overall wider stance. Feel what it’s like to drive a 2022 GLA by stopping into Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park today!

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Sources:
https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/class/gla/suv
https://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/x-models/x1/sports-activity-vehicle/overview.html

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